Below is a model that outlines one way that a parks and recreation department or agency can include people with disabilities in its programs. It is neither a legal document nor a guideline for meeting the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This information, personal experience, and effective and timely communication will facilitate a successful, inclusive experience for all.
This model provides an overview of the City of Reno's Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department, a history of the addition of an inclusion program and supervisor, examples of the inclusion process and concepts used, and suggestions for duplication. Additional planning and training regarding disability awareness, the ADA, and how to include people with disabilities are recommended. May your departments, agency's or program's individuality, dedication and common sense take over where this information leaves off.